Colleen Telling, Esq.

Manager and Counsel

Colleen Telling


Colleen M. Telling, Esq. is Manager and Counsel on the AIA Contract Documents team at the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Colleen works with the Documents Committee to create and revise AIA Contract Documents and writes associated collateral. Prior to joining the AIA, Colleen practiced municipal, employment, business, contract, and real estate law at a private law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Colleen’s construction experience includes five years in management and contract administration for a national construction firm engaged in heavy civil and infrastructure projects in Virginia and two years in project development for a residential design and construction firm in Ohio. Ms. Telling earned her J.D. from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. Additionally, Colleen holds a degree in Construction Management and Architectural Technology. She is a member of the Bar Association in both the State of Ohio and the District of Columbia.